Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my boys

Two Lo's about my boys (actually they are easier to do than my girl because she is continuously hiding if there is a camera around..).

The first is for The Dollies, last weeks sketch. I started out trying to do last weeks colour challenge as well (yellow, kraft and white) but failed. I did scraplift the corrugated cardboard for Metal Minish's Lo, love the effect.

Not sure where we got the mini maracas from but Matt can't help picking them up every time he sees them. (although at the moment he isn't picking anything up as he had the webbing between two of his fingers torn open, with the aid of a stray hockey stick on Sunday. Luckily we could get into the local 24hr clinic and it took less than 2hours to get seen to - not too bad for a Sunday. He is now held together with glue...).

The second Lo is for the guest design spot for September (already!!!) for sketchy Thursday. The prize for winning this month is astonishingly good, tonnes of stash.

I must say I am not very keen on circle photos - The very first exposure I had to scrapbooking was in the late 90's at one of the party plan events. The woman insisted on cutting out every photo into one shape or another, circles and silhouettes being a preference. She insisted we use original photo's (no digi back then..) and that all background's were just distractions. It was awful, I could see the point in telling the stories to go with the photos but I could not see any artistic value at all. It took me a good 5 years to rediscover scrapping after the trauma of that afternoon.

My circles are still a bit dodgy...

Some good news is that one of my Lo's for scrapping the music won!! Yay. And the prize is a chioce of some yummy embellishments from pixie petals. I think i will be using some of my own cash as well, love the crocheted flowers.

Off to a trivia night at Meaghan's school tonight - the third one we have been to this winter. Hopefully this one will be as fun as the other two.

have a great day xx


Luna said...

No your circles are fab! Poor Matt, that sounds like agony...that glue stuff is good though. Hope i see u tommorrow xxx

Diana Fisher said...

Love your pages for both challenges! Your work is so fun!

KarenB said...

I love both of these Karen :) I kinda like the wonky circles too. Poor Matt, torn webbing doesn't sound like fun at all. I cringed when I read that!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee both of these!! LOVING the misting!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Your Sketchy Thursdays LO, is so sweet. Made me smile : )

Leah the Orange said...

totally lurrrrrrrrve these pages, lady! the torn webbing thing has me a little disturbed and skeeved (ugh!), but he'll be playing those mini maracas again in no time! ;) your corrugated cardboard and the green trim at the top are the perfect yummy textured details for this page! thanks so much for joining us in the Dollhouse again! xo